22 - Jake Chaney Height: 6-2
    Weight: 215
    Hometown: Blowing Rock, N.C.
    Bat/Throw: R/R
    Position: Pitcher photo         A transfer who came out of fall practice as one of the Hokies' top pitchers ... Developed tendonitis in his right shoulder during the off-season ... May not be ready to contribute the first few weeks of the season, but is still being counted on for plenty of innings ... Is slated to be a starter for the Hokies after serving as a closer the past two years at Charlotte ... Possesses good presence on the mound and has command of three pitches ... Knows how to hold base runners ... Adds some experience to a young pitching staff ... His leadership skills could also be a valuable asset ... Has the potential to play a big role for Tech in 2003 ...

    Charlotte: Pitched two seasons as a reliever for Charlotte ... Finished among Conference USA's leaders in saves with a team-high five as a freshman in 2001 ... Also posted three wins that season and struck out 22 batters as the 49ers' closer ... Fanned eight batters in a game against Penn State ... Registered wins against George Washington, Memphis and High Point ... Saw action in seven games as either a DH or pinch hitter ... Had three hits in a game against UNC Greensboro in his only start of the season ... Made 22 appearances on the mound during the 2002 season ... Finished 0-1 with five saves and a 4.38 earned run average ... Struck out 21 batters and walked 11 in 24.2 innings of work ...

    High School: Named Northwest 4-A Conference Player of the Year his senior season at Watauga High ... Was 10-2 on the mound with a 0.89 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 80 innings ... Also saw action at third base for Coach Pete Hardee, batting .372 with five home runs ... Earned all-state honors and was team MVP ... Won first-team all-district honors as a pitcher his junior year and was second team as a third baseman ... Hit .441 with five homers and had a 3.42 ERA on the mound ... Helped his team to conference regular season and tournament championships each of his last two seasons ... Played in the state all-star baseball game following his senior year ...

    Personal: Jacob Adam Chaney ... Born 10/29/81 in Boone, NC ... Son of Neville and Trimella Chaney ... Was a North Carolina scholar-athlete ... Is majoring in sociology.

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